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think that everyone acknowledges we should do something with background checks. >> not everyone. wayne lapierre, head of the nra says the president's proposals won't stop gun crimes. >> it's a fraud to call it universal. it's never going to be universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. >> but mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords says they need to be extended to gun sales at private shows. >> since 1999, people were prevented from getting a gun because of a criminal record or history of mental illness. >> something even the senate's top democrats, majority leader harry reid has not endorsed. >> i did isn't vote for it last file because it didn't make sense but i'll take a look at it. >> kelly says they need to pass the ban. >> i spent 25 years in the military. i know the value of having an assault weapon. it's to kill a lot of people very quickly. they're way too readily available. >> lapierre says they're to help keep americans safe. despite the fact that polls show most nra members do not share that position. anne-marie? >>> coming up on the "mornin
acknowledges we should do something with background checks. >> reporter: not everyone, wayne lapierre, head of the nra says the president's proposals will not stop gun crime. >> the kinds aren't -- criminals aren't going to comply with it. >> reporter: but mark kelly, husband of gabriel giffords, says they are working and they need to be extended. >> since 1999, 1.7 million people were prevented from getting a firearm because they had a criminal record or a history of mental illness. >> reporter: the toughest sell here on capitol hill is the assault weapons ban, something even the senate's top democrats, majority leader harry reid has not endorsed. >> i didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense but i'll take a look at it. >> reporter: kelly says congress needs to pass the ban. >> i know the value of having an assault weapon. it's to kill a lot of people very quickly. i think there are -- i think they're way too readily available. >> reporter: lapierre says semiautomatic guns help keep america safe. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> president owe bap
tighter gun control. the head of the national rifle association wayne lapierre responded to the president's state of the union address. >> it's not about keeping kids safe at school. that wasn't even mentioned in the president's speech. >> reporter: lapierre renewed his call for more armed guards in schools and accused the president of politicizing the sandy hook tragedy. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> the president is pushing a new ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines as well as universal background checks. while the nra opposes all three, expanded background checks are getting some traction on capitol hill. >>> coming up in your only local 7:00 news i will sit down with a meteor specialist named emma bullock and we'll talk about the events in russia and the astroid that just missed us and whether or not we could have talked it if we needed to. >> you think she'll talk space aliens, too? >> i think she'll probably rule that out. >> just lady in this half hour a star wars rumor and a little later. >> i now consider my mistake and failures to my
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